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Costs threaten ANA budget carrier
Shoichi Shirahaze and Masataka Morita / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writers
All Nippon Airways' plan to establish a new low-cost air carrier highlights the company's shift to a more aggressive approach to winning new customers, while it also continues its efforts to cut costs by restructuring flight routes or changing aircraft.
However, a number of questions still remain, such as whether the government will lower the nation's relatively expensive airport usage fees.
At a general meeting of shareholders held Monday, ANA President Shinichiro Ito officially announced that ANA is considering launching a …